ChangesAudiobook CD - 2011
Mags was a Herald Trainee in the brand new Heraldic Collegium in Haven, Valdemar's capital city. Though his background of unimaginable poverty and abuse at Cole Pieters' gem mine set him apart from most other trainees, nonetheless he had found his own special group of friends. Bear, Lena, and Amily were all students whose situations in life set them apart from more usual Trainees. Bear was a Healer without a Gift, born into a family of highly Gifted Healers. Yet Bear was being trained at Healer's Collegium, against his family's wishes, because he was an extremely talented practitioner of common medicine. Lena was a thrice-Gifted Bard who was callously ignored by her father, one of the most famous Bards in the kingdom. And Amily was the crippled daughter of Nikolas, the King's Own. Though beloved by her father, nonetheless she felt as if she had failed him, for she had not been Chosen. The four of them had found mutual support in their shared misfortunes, and together struggled to help one another find solutions to their individual problems. But Mags' friendship with Amily brought him to the attention of the King's Own. The seemingly immortal Companion Rolan had Chosen Nikolas to suit the specific needs of the current monarch, and those needs were for an agent who could collect information surreptitiously, a King's Own spy.
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2011.
Edition: Library ed.
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (CD) (ca. 11 hr.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. ; in container.